April 13, 2007
"... Bobby observes the lives of all of his married friends, and what he sees does not exactly fill him with encouragement..."
Company, by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim, was the first musical to deal with adult problems through its music and one of the first musicals whose songs commented on the characters in the play instead of furthering the plot. The original production of Company garnered 12 Tony Awards. Samford's Department of Theatre will present the musical April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Company's protagonist, thirty-five year-old Bobby, is sure that the perfect woman is waiting just for him, and until she makes herself known, he is content to amuse himself with the countless other women who come to New York every day. Bobby observes the lives of all of his married friends, and what he sees does not exactly fill him with encouragement. It's enough to make Bobby question whether he ever wants to join the ranks of the married.
By coincidence, Company is currently playing on Broadway, and the company manager is Samford alumnus Sammy Ledbetter.
Call 726-2853 for tickets, or stop by the box office Mon – Fri afternoons.